It is just assumed that monogamy is rare, if not impossible, among lively people, and the question never comes up." Whether my friend's observation is true or not (for I have many European friends who do seem to care deeply about their mate's fidelity), it certainly does seem that Europeans see marriage differently than Americans do.Marriage is for stability, friendship, children; love is for the adrenaline highs and lows of sexual madness, the romance of being appreciated by anew person, the joys of flirting, pursuing, and clandestine coupling." The answer to this question is always yes, says my friend who lives in Paris.
When I love wholly, I make a whole commitment, and when that commitment begins to break down in the sexual area, I know I am on to some deep discontent I have to not yet owned.
No one can duplicate the dialogue we create when we are together. Two people who have found such chemistry between them have little to fear from the beast of territoriality—or do they?
We float through the world in a bubble of laughter made up of two parts pun, one part aphorism, three parts poetry, and the rest pure beluga caviar. We humans are territorial creatures, by nature jealous and threatened.
If they are in fact open, we really don't want to know about it.
Perhaps we are witnessing here different ideals of the relations between the sexes rather than two different systems.He is a gondolier who wants to be a famous artist; she is a famous artist who wants to be (or love) a gondolier. And so we come to the question with which we opened: "Are you faithful, darling?